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Match Game was a very crazy and fun show in its heyday, but some of its players should've never passed the (blank)ing auditions.
Note: As with the other Game Show pages in What an Idiot!, some of the following contestants may very well have given these stupid answers on purpose, while other contestants earnestly try to give a good answer but are stumped or blurt out an answer that in retrospect makes them look bad. That doesn't make them any less stupid, mind you, but instead become far more worthy of being here.
- Year Unknown. Instead of receiving Egg Foo Yung, Ollie received Egg Foo (Blank).
- Contestant said: Old.
- Five out of six Players said: Old.
- One said: Mein.
- 1979: Cuckoo (blank). The contestant says "Cuckoo Friend and Ollie". The audience immediately breaks into hysterics as host Gene Rayburn can hardly contain his disbelief at such an answer. Robert Walden, the celebrity that she had been paired with through the Star Wheel to play the Head-to-Head Match, hastily writes a joke answer of "Accordion" (referencing the fact that she had given said answer to a front–game question) before showing his actual answer, "Clock".
- 1979/1980(?), Match Game PM: (BLANK) TENNESSEE
- You'd Expect: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, or even a little city called Nashville.
- Instead: The contestant says MISSISSIPPI.
- What Makes It Worse: She was playing for $20,000.
- 1981: (blank), New Jersey. Rather than any major city in the Garden State (perhaps Atlantic City, Trenton, Newark, Princeton ... or any of the handful of other well known cities from the state), the contestant is unable to answer. Rayburn tries to encourage her at first, to think about the question and geography, and come up with an answer. Eventually, wanting to move the game along, he gives her five seconds to answer...and she remains stumped. In the entire history of the franchise, she's the only one that failed to answer a Head-To-Head Match, and she later admitted that she had never been to New Jersey.